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De wijnen van Bourgondiƫ

By Sem Dresden

Vocal music
Mixed choir and orchestra (SATB 5121 2100 3perc pf str)
20 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 047/134a 047/134b 047/134c 047/134d
published score
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‘The wines of Burgundy’ (partly derived from “Les vins de Bourgogne” by R. Walter Zoon)

For mixed choir and orchestra

October 1954

About Sem Dresden

Sem Dresden

Despite his German-oriented teachers, Sem Dresden felt attracted early on to modern French music. He developed his own refined and sober style, composing his entire life. Dresden was of pivotal importance to Dutch musical life, working as a choral conductor and director of the conservatories in Amsterdam and The Hague. His legendary composition classes had a major impact during the interwar period.

by Geert van den Dungen